Perhaps most surprising about the new line is the sheer variety of the offerings. Premium entrées include two-meat lasagna, sun-dried tomato striped ravioli with basil pesto, bacon-wrapped chicken medallions, cordon Swiss stuffed chicken breasts, and beef short ribs in a Polynesian-style sauce. Among the desserts are raspberry crème cookies, tiramisu, and chocolate mousse cake. Essensia salsas, salad dressings, BBQ sauces and mustards also are available, as are a variety of Essensia cookies and crackers.
Particularly notable are Essensia's ingredients. Rare is the private label offering boasting vine-ripened tomatoes and real cream cheese.